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Sudanese Civil War Situation Report #13


Sudan Civil War Situation Report #13
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Highlights:

·         The humanitarian situation for an estimated 800,000 civilians in Al Fasher and surrounding areas has deteriorated following the outbreak of armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) since May 10th.  At least 700 civilians have been injured and 85 people have been killed.

·         An additional 1,250 people have been displaced as of May 20th.

·         Healthcare and Public Health Updates:

o   On May 1st, the World Health Organization (WHO) donated a new batch of medical equipment to the Federal Ministry of Health. This equipment will support healthcare in facilities in six states. 

o   The only functioning hospital in Al Fasher is the South Hospital.  It only has 10 days of supplies on-hand:

ü  Humanitarian access into Al Fasher has been severely constrained following the disruption of the Kosti supply route since December 2023.

ü  More than a dozen trucks carrying aid for more than 121,000 people have been trying to reach Al Fasher for over a month.

·         Food Security Update:

o   As of May 8th, 17.7 million people are food insecure and 4.9 million are on the brink of famine. 

o   The World Food Programme (WFP) has reached at least 2.5 million people as of May 15th.

o   A preliminary WFP analysis has identified 41 hunger hotspots that are at high-risk of slipping into famine in the coming month, most of them in access constrained areas where conflict is raging including in the Darfur and Kordofan region and Khartoum.

·         Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Update:

o   The ETC operates in eight operational areas.

o   The cluster is supporting five locations with VHF radio networks.

o   More than 700 humanitarians are being connected by the ETC.

·         Violations of International Humanitarian Law Updates:

o   The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported that two of their drivers were killed by gunmen on May 2nd in South Darfur.  Three other ICRC staff members were injured.

o   The Sudanese Red Crescent Society reported that two of these staff members were killed on May 11 and 23. 

o   The Conflict Observatory published a report on May 23rd, that identified the destruction of 253 homes, shops and hospitals in Babanusa between January 22 to May 6. 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

·         Sudan: Conflict in Al Fasher, North Darfur - Flash Update No. 02 (as of 23 May 2024)

·         ETC Sudan Conflict Response | Overview (as of 24 May 2024)

·         UNOCHA Sudan Twitter Page

·         WFP Sudan Twitter Page 

·         WHO Sudan Twitter Page

·         Sudanese Red Crescent Society Twitter Page

·         Youth Citizens Observers Network Twitter Page  

·         Conflict Observatory Twitter Page

 

 

Resources

 

Youth Citizens Observers Network, April 2024 Report (New)

 

ACAPS Thematic report - Sudan: Impact of long-term displacement in the North (22 May 2024) (New)

 

WHO Foundation, Health Emergency Response for Sudan

 

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